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West Harlem Piers

Henry Hudson Pkwy. bet. St Clair Pl. and W. 135 St.

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

The West Harlem Waterfront Park is a landscaped transformation of the historic Manhattanville shoreline. For thousands of years, the natural topography of this site formed a valley and small sheltered cove off the Hudson River, also known as the North River. This solitary break between the bluffs of today’s Morningside Heights and Washington Heights provided the only direct river access to the area’s earliest native residents as well as a convenient inroad to the area’s early 17th-century non-native arrivals.

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There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesWest Harlem Piers

The kayak launch at West Harlem Piers is closed indefinitely for repairs.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2017

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesWest Harlem Piers

The kayak launch at West Harlem Piers is closed. Visit the New York City Water Trail page to find nearby launches.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2019

West Harlem Piers Weather

  • Fri
    Patchy Fog then Partly Sunny
    67°F
  • Sat
    Isolated Showers and Areas Fog then Showers Likely
    60°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    46°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    51°F

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